pet caregiver
Posted May 01, 2019 at 10:55 PM Under "Off-topic"
crazy reason to return pet to shelter

Whats the strangest reason you ever heard for a pet being returned to the shelter? I just adopted a 10yr old cat that was previously adopted then returned in less than a day for acting like a cat. The guy told hstv that the cat viciously mauled his socked foot.( maybe had a string that atracted the cat). I've had dragonfly for 5 days and he's been a sweetheart since day 1, purring and loving on me almost nonstop.

  • dennisa2    19 hrs, 14 mins. ago

    The puppy was too playful and grew into a dog

  • Lu,ckyleo7    May 22, 2019 at 07:49 PM

    They didn't have enough room

  • YakimaHumane    May 06, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    They got new Furniture and the fur didn't match!

  • CarmelCatsIN    May 06, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    The cat played in the Christmas Tree.

  • Sam    May 03, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    We had a cat surrendered for meowing too much. In and of itself it's not particularly strange. Not common, but certainly not unheard of. However, this cat's name was Meowey. I'm not sure what these people were expecting...

    • Dr. Sheila Segurson   Maddie's Fund Staff  May 03, 2019 at 03:46 PM

      OMG, u guys are killing me rolling on-the-floor-laughing

  • swolinsky65    May 03, 2019 at 08:29 AM

    The cat was too playful.

  • dbraniff    May 03, 2019 at 05:35 AM

    They got new carpet & the dog didn't match the carpet any more.

  • SherryM    May 03, 2019 at 05:18 AM

    We have had our share!.

    1. The dog did not match the sofa.

    2. The dog would not bark.

  • Dr. Sheila Segurson   Maddie's Fund Staff  May 02, 2019 at 09:53 AM

    wow, i love this thread!! I don't know if i can think of any crazy/funny ones...

  • Carmen    May 02, 2019 at 04:47 AM

    The dog's poop smelled offensively stronger than expected. We have a non-refundable policy and the guy was really angry but we held firm and he walked away really angry. I wanted to write an email to him thanking him for his donation which was being used to purchase poop bags to give out with each adoption. I resisted.

    • Tmohr1104    May 20, 2019 at 09:02 PM

      The best one I ever heard at my shelter was a dog named Oakley who. Maybe weighs 20lbs was returned within 24 hrs for stressing out the guys rabbit. Although we were mad about him returning him we did have a good laugh that day